Category: News

Investigation: Meaning and Self-Efficacity among past-pupils

Have you: spent at least 3 year at a democratic school? completed compulsery schooling? completed 18 years of age? worked for at least 1 year? get 15 minutes to help us improve schooling for all? If you answered yes to all the questions, we request you to participate in this research project aimed at understanding […]

New book: Self Managed Learning and the New Educational Paradigm, by Ian Cunningham

Book Description Self Managed Learning and the New Educational Paradigm proposes revolutionary change to the educational system. The overwhelming research evidence is that the sum total of educational and training input accounts typically for only 10–20% of what makes a person an effective human being. Balancing theory, evidence and practice, this ground-breaking book demonstrates that current […]

Freedom to Learn Online Forum 2020, 14th – 23rd August

The Freedom to Learn Forum is a space for all those interested in human-centred and rights-respecting practice in education to share and learn from one another, and events can be held on any topic. Taking place over 10 days, the forum will be mostly online and entirely free. Events List  

Derry Hannam’s new book

Derry Hannam’s new book “Another Way is Possible – Becoming a Democratic Teacher in a State School” has just been published on Smashwords as an e-book. The full price is $4.95 but for the duration of the AERO conference this week and a bit beyond there is a half-price coupon – number QS28M. Any sales […]

Without David Gribble, EUDEC would not exist

David Gribble died in December 2019 at the age of 87. There are few people more committed to democratic schools than he. David Gribble worked his whole life to ensure that democratic education institutions were created and improved. EUDEC would probably not exist without him. I’ll come to that in a moment, but before I […]

Netzwerk-Schule from Berlin, Germany has participated in a survey of the European Council’s program “Free to Speak, Safe to Learn – Democratic Schools for All”

http://www.theewc.org/Content/Home/News/The-2018-Democratic-Schools-for-All-Survey The survey served as a kickstarter for a three-year campaign which aims to “highlight the commitment to democratic values and principles in the life and culture of schools while identifying and sharing good practices from all Council of Europe member States”. https://www.coe.int/en/web/campaign-free-to-speak-safe-to-learn/home Based on the submitted documents related to the survey Netzwerk-Schule has been […]

Sudbury Ammersee Court Appeal

We’re excited to announce that the appeal for the trial that resulted in the closing of the school has been approved, so court-procedures will be re-opened! This is great news for Sudbury Ammersee, for Democratic Education in Bavaria, in Germany, in Europe and everywhere! You can find detailed news about it (in German) here. The […]

Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean Contexts – Conference Report

Lena Kraus- The beginning of these “news” dates back to November 2018, when I traveled to South Africa to speak at a conference. The conference, Narratives of Achievement in African and Afroeuropean Contexts took place at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies and the University of Cape Town and various scholars from all over the […]

IDEC@EUDEC 2019

Our Conference is fast approaching, and we’ve decided to collect some important info in one place. The conference website (incl. registration) can be found here. Scroll down for travel and visa info, booking recommendations and help with your travel! For the Kiev part of the conference, accommodation in host families is available free of charge. […]

EUDEC Greece News

                                                           Colleagues in education, parenthood, childhood, youth and any age! For the third year our pilot project, Spring Academy, will be held in Corfu from the 30th of April to the 4th of May. The Spring Academy is a gathering and celebration of revising educational values where learning is experienced as open sharing of knowledge […]